Chris Bosh Says “It Will Be Difficult” For Kevin Love Adjusting To His New Situation
There’s a big transition phase occurring in both Cleveland and Miami for this upcoming NBA season. Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh chose to re-sign with the Heat even after LeBron James returned to Cleveland. Since then, the Cavaliers completed their blockbuster trade for All-Star Timberwolves forward Kevin Love.
Bosh spoke openly about his thoughts (specifically) on Love’s imminent transition to life with LeBron and with a more talented team, via Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report:
It’s going to be very difficult for him. Even if I was in his corner and I was able to tell him what to expect and what to do, it still doesn’t make any difference. You still have to go through things, you still have to figure out things on your own. It’s extremely difficult and extremely frustrating. He’s going to have to deal with that.
More from Bosh on the particular challenges:
Yeah, it’s a lot more difficult taking a step back, because you’re used to doing something a certain way and getting looks a certain way. And then it’s like, well, no, for the benefit of the team, you have to get it here.
So even if you do like the left block, the volume of the left block is going to be different. Now you have to make those moves count. So with me, it was like a chess game. I’m doing this move and thinking about the next move and trying to stay five moves ahead. You’re not getting it as much. If you got one or two a game, it’s a lot different.
This is a subject just tackled in our latest Coast To Coast podcast. That is, how will the dynamics of the Cavaliers new Big 3 play out? Who will have the hardest time adjusting to a lower usage rate? It’s an interesting discussion, one that’s different in nature than speculating how LeBron, Wade, and Bosh would mesh in Miami back in 2011.
This from Kevin Love himself,
I’d be lying to myself and lying to everybody here if I was telling you I didn’t have to sacrifice. I think it’s going to have to be an effort throughout the entire team to do what’s best for the Cleveland Cavaliers. And we don’t know what that is really yet. But I’m going to do what’s best for this team to win, because at the end of the day that’s what we want, is to win.
Sacrifice is the common word in these situations, and it’ll be a common theme in the Cavaliers’ ongoing quest for glory.